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First Annual Cushing Academy Film Festival

On Sunday, April 29, Cushing hosted its first annual film festival. The submission pool was narrowed to 15 films made by students from Cushing, as well as other schools around New England. Though there was stiff competition, Cushing students took home four of the top six awards, including Best Picture! The event began with light snacks and refreshments before the viewing began in the Chapel. Once the films had been viewed, the judges deliberated before announcing the winners. Afterward, the students were invited to a filmmakers-only after party for more mingling and snacks. It was a great event and the students are already planning for next year!  
Best Picture- "Escaping Red" by Carlos Luja Amezcua '18, Felix Bailey '19, and Cameron Usman '18
Best Screenplay- "Last Call" by Shania Davis '20, Avery Heinz '19, Joseph Merrill '18, and Tom Wu '18
Best Cinematography- "It + Frankenstein" by Ying Yvette Jiang (Winchendon School)
Best Editing- "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Gavin Yang '20
Best Documentary- "Miao Lan- A Dong Culture Documentary" by Simba Xu '19
Best Music Video- "Depression Nation Army" by Maggie Norberg, Emma Longsjo, Hannah Tokarski, Russell Sotiropoulos (Duxbury High School)

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.